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International Program Manager

Apply now Job no: 533563
Work type: Full-time
Location: Flexible, Geelong - Waurn Ponds, Melbourne - Burwood, Warrnambool
Categories: Management

  • Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, or Warrnambool based
  • Full time and continuing
  • HEW 8 - $105,612 - $120,918 + 17% Superannuation

Founded in 1974, Deakin is a public university in Victoria with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and the online Campus. We are a progressive and open-minded university, with the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities. 

The International Program Manager will oversee the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment academic partnership programs and the manager position will be supported by a team of two staff to deliver these programs.

The International Program Manager will be responsible for the establishment of the program, ongoing oversight, setting priorities and hands-on administration. As well as developing effective relationships between Deakin University and institutional partners identified within the programs.

The incumbent will work collaboratively with the Manager, Partnerships and Engagement to facilitate communication with Schools, Partnerships and Engagement team and key project stakeholders across the University to effectively leverage partnership opportunities.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee delivery objectives, and partnership outcomes, manage escalations, and lead a team of two staff to undertake responsibility for day-to-day coordination, communication, and administration of specified key relationships.
  • Use international education knowledge to oversee the integration, management, and quality control of academic partnerships programs
  • Set and manage stakeholders’ expectations, develop a detailed operational plan for each partnership program and assign internal and external stakeholders to specific tasks
  • Create an accurate timeline of program milestone completion to ensure tasks are finished within the confines of the assignment and remain aware of each program’s progress in the academic calendar
  • Manage any internal and external curriculum updates and anticipate any potential impacts on the academic partnerships program before they arise
  • In conjunction with the Manager, Partnerships and Engagement, lead the development of academic partnerships agreements in consultation with the Office of General Counsel at Deakin
  • Lead the design and delivery of partner and prospective student engagement activities to support the Faculty’s international objectives
  • Work alongside the Partnerships and Engagement Manager to develop the annual international engagement activities plan and international travel plan
  • Manage, analyse and assess the Faculty International budget, reporting student progress and performance and strategic impact of potential and existing programs
  • Lead the faculty international team to consult and support international student recruitment and/or marketing activities initiated by Deakin International and the Marketing Division
  • Act as a mentor and work with team members to facilitate growth and development by giving balanced, constructive feedback considering individual capability and team performance, in alignment with Deakin’s code of conduct and core university strategies and policies that promote a safe, sustainable and productive working environment.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or extensive professional experience and management expertise in international education; project management, or equivalent experience is desirable
  • Extensive experience in the Australian and international tertiary education environment, particularly in relation to teaching programs at the tertiary level
  • Project management experience in managing in partnership, implementation, quality assurance and evaluation
  • Demonstrated understanding of international and transnational education partnerships, with experience managing internal and external relationships to achieve desired outcomes within a complex organisation or environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and awareness of cultural and business etiquette
  • Demonstrated experience in the leadership and management of staff including staff development, performance planning and review, performance improvement and delegation of duties.

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File PD - International Manager.pdf

Applications for this position close on Sunday 5th February at 11:59pm.


  • Infrequent work outside business hours is required (e.g., work at evening or weekend events is required)
  • Regular international travel and travel between campuses will be required
  • Drivers Licence 
  • Working with Children Check (refer to Recruitment Procedure)
  • Successful applicants will need to comply with vaccination mandates imposed by the relevant state/territory government. Applicants who attend third-party sites to undertake University activities will also be required to comply with any other directions or requirements in place at the third-party location.

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience for this role.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Ruby Lee, Manager, Partnerships and Engagement (SEBE) on ruby.lee@deakin.edu.au

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

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